Essay

Derek Walmsley: Jazz Searches For The New Land

October 2014

From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 9 October 2014

October 2014

Our weekly Thursday evening programme on Resonance FM. Derek Walmsley hosts, joined by the globetrotting selector, compiler, writer and South East Asian music specialist Chris Menist of the Paradise Bangkok club, label and now group. With records culled from family stores, record fairs and antiques markets from across the rim of the Indian Ocean.

Columns

Derek Walmsley: The Field Recordist As Obsessive

August 2014

"Some recordists are like hoarders, bringing home whatever they find outside with little discrimination as to what's worth preserving and what’s not." Derek Walmsley sorts through The Wire's post bag in search of the person behind the mic.

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 29 May 2014

May 2014

Our Thursday evening radio programme on Resonance FM, this week hosted by Derek Walmsley. With tracks by Wolves In The Throne Room, Ian Middleton, Bremen, Dalhous, Ensemble Economique and more.

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 20 March 2014

March 2014

This week's show on Resonance FM sees Derek Walmsley go deep into new modern composition. Works and performances by Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang, Antoine Beuger & Michael Pisaro, Martin Iddon, Helmut Lachenmann and more.

On Air

Adventures In Sound And Music 6 February 2014

February 2014

Derek Walmsley hosts this edition of The Wire's weekly broadcast on Resonance FM, playing all new music currently rocking The Wire office. Tracks from Gnod, Russell Haswell, Sculpture, Killing Sound, Cyclobe, Actress, Matthew Philip Hopkins, Tom James Scott & Andrew Chalk and more.

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Adventures In Sound And Music 28 June 2012

July 2012

Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with wedding music from Ethiopia (traditional songs arranged by Getachew Degefu) and Syria, Tamil, India, gnawa trance music from Morroco, the Big Band music of Cairo's Salah Ragab, plus music from improvisors the world over in aid of Japanese charities following the Fukushima disaster.

On Air

In Search Of Scott Walker

May 2012

Derek Walmsley and Rob Young go in search of Scotty Engel, also known as Noel Scott Engel, or the man who now goes by the stage name he adopted almost 50 years ago, Scott Walker. This show coincides with the publication of No Regrets: Writings On Scott Walker, a collection of essays put together by The Wire in conjunction with Orion Books. Originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM, 22 May 2012.

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Adventures In Sound And Music 12 January 2012

January 2012

The Wire's Thursday evening broadcast on Resonance FM returns in the new year with a new name: Adventures In Sound And Music. Hosted by Derek Walmsley, with tracks by André Vida, Ferran Fages, new Korean electroacoustic improvs, White Out, Microkingdom and more.